Fathom produces high-quality parts for its valued customers by utilizing the latest injection molding technology. Work with Fathom today on your time-sensitive, highly complex, high-precision or short production run related projects.
Submit your file to Fathom’s SmartQuote online platform for a rapid quote within 1 hour, usually 24 hours. Whether you need injection molding or another manufacturing service, Fathom’s lead times are as follows:
Incorporating the specifications and tolerances of injection molding into a design can ensure that a part fits perfectly once assembled. The tolerances and specifications can also influence how a part is shaped and can maximize function. While some variation is inevitable in manufacturing, working with an experienced manufacturer like Fathom can ensure that any deviations are within an acceptable range.
|TOOL OPTIONS||LEAD TIME||PART QUANTITY||MAXIMUM PARTING LINE MISMATCH||MAXIMUM FLASH||TOOL TOLERANCES LINEAR DIMENSIONS||PART COLOR||PART FINISH (COLOR)||PART FINISH (TEXTURE)|
|Rapid Tool (Master Unit Die Base)||1.5-3 Weeks||5,000 Shots||0.010in||0.010in||±0.003 + 0.002in/in||Pantone Colors||A2||Yes|
|Prototype Tool (Stand Alone)||2-4 Weeks||5,000-50,000 Shots||0.010in||0.007in||±0.005 + 0.002in/in||A2|
|Production Tool||5-10 Weeks (Depends on Size and Complexity)||250,000 - 1,000,000 Shots (Depending on Class of Tool Selected)||0.005in||0.005in||SPI (Commercial)||A1|
Following injection molding, a part is moved to the finishing process. Finishing is sometimes necessary to enhance the appearance of a part or strengthen its physical properties. Here are some of the finishing processes offered by Fathom.
|SURFACE FINISH||GUIDE||TYPICAL APPLICATIONS|
|Standard No Machine Mark||Tool Marks Removed||Low Cosmetic|
|SPI-C1||600 Stone||Low Polish Parts|
|SPI-B1||600 Grit Paper||Medium Polish Parts|
|SPI-A2||Grade #6 Diamond||High Polish Parts|
|SPI-A1||Grade #3||Lens or Mirror|
|IM-1 Light Bead Blast||Need 1 Degree Draft Angle|
|IM-2 Medium Bead Blast||Need 1.5 Degree Draft Angle|
|IM-3 Heavy Bead Blast||Need 3 Degree Draft Angle|
A: Yes, Fathom offers injection molding services.
A: Injection molding is a manufacturing process commonly used for plastic parts. During injection molding, molten plastic is injected into a two-part mold using high pressure. Once the part has cooled inside the mold, it is ejected. The part may or may not require a secondary finish.
A: Fathom’s certifications include ISO 9001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 Design, and ISO 13485:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, Fathom is ITAR certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, Fathom is AS9100:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, Fathom’s certifications include NIST 800-171. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Injection molding charging time is the amount of time needed to measure the molten plastic for the next injection molding.
A: The cost of the mold depends on several factors, including size, type of mold (prototype vs. production), the complexity of the mold and the material used to produce the mold.
A: To calculate the cost of injection molding, the size of the injection mold, complexity of the mold design, the mold type, and more are all considered. Submit your file to Fathom’s SmartQuote online platform for an accurate quote.
A: The mold fee is the total cost of the mold used in injection molding.